Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

23-2091 Court Reporters

Use verbatim methods and equipment to capture, store, retrieve, and transcribe pretrial and trial proceedings or other information. Includes stenocaptioners who operate computerized stenographic captioning equipment to provide captions of live or prerecorded broadcasts for hearing-impaired viewers.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
18,430 3.1 % $25.61 $53,270 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.36 $16.84 $22.93 $33.24 $43.89
Annual Wage (2) $25,710 $35,030 $47,700 $69,140 $91,280


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 6,510 0.28 $27.00 $56,170
Business Support Services 5,940 0.72 $22.87 $47,560
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,470 0.10 $27.43 $57,050
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 80 0.00 $26.51 $55,140
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 60 0.01 $14.36 $29,870

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Support Services 5,940 0.72 $22.87 $47,560
State Government (OES Designation) 6,510 0.28 $27.00 $56,170
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,470 0.10 $27.43 $57,050
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 60 0.01 $14.36 $29,870
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 80 0.00 $26.51 $55,140

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,470 0.10 $27.43 $57,050
State Government (OES Designation) 6,510 0.28 $27.00 $56,170
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 80 (7) $26.51 $55,140
Business Support Services 5,940 0.72 $22.87 $47,560
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 60 0.01 $14.36 $29,870


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 2,620 1.06 7.33 $21.28 $44,260
California 1,670 0.12 0.83 $38.70 $80,490
Florida 1,550 0.22 1.50 $17.05 $35,460
New York 1,480 0.18 1.22 $39.26 $81,660
Texas 1,440 0.14 0.99 $28.06 $58,350




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 2,620 1.06 7.33 $21.28 $44,260
Louisiana 630 0.34 2.37 $18.90 $39,300
Arkansas 270 0.23 1.61 $18.19 $37,840
Indiana 620 0.23 1.57 $16.83 $35,010
Oklahoma 330 0.22 1.54 $21.75 $45,240




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 140 0.09 0.61 $39.40 $81,950
New York 1,480 0.18 1.22 $39.26 $81,660
California 1,670 0.12 0.83 $38.70 $80,490
Maine 110 0.19 1.32 $38.51 $80,110
Colorado 390 0.18 1.26 $37.61 $78,230

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,920 1.55 10.67 $22.08 $45,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 520 0.23 1.58 $21.46 $44,640
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 500 0.25 1.71 $28.98 $60,280
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 370 0.17 1.14 $19.60 $40,770
Denver-Aurora, CO 310 0.26 1.79 $39.89 $82,970
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 300 0.17 1.16 $21.76 $45,270
Pittsburgh, PA 260 0.24 1.67 $19.10 $39,730
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 260 0.16 1.08 $31.19 $64,880
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 220 0.40 2.75 $18.45 $38,380
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 210 0.65 4.45 $18.11 $37,680




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,920 1.55 10.67 $22.08 $45,930
Salisbury, MD 40 0.82 5.65 $19.39 $40,330
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 210 0.65 4.45 $18.11 $37,680
Bloomington, IN 40 0.61 4.18 (8) (8)
Lafayette, LA 80 0.58 3.97 $15.97 $33,210
Charleston, WV 80 0.56 3.83 $22.05 $45,870
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 90 0.52 3.57 $22.10 $45,960
Baton Rouge, LA 160 0.45 3.07 $18.53 $38,530
El Paso, TX 110 0.43 2.96 $26.98 $56,120
Columbia, SC 130 0.40 2.75 $17.23 $35,850




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $46.51 $96,730
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 60 0.32 2.23 $39.96 $83,110
Denver-Aurora, CO 310 0.26 1.79 $39.89 $82,970
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 140 0.12 0.81 $37.50 $78,010
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 30 0.04 0.24 $36.42 $75,750
Bakersfield, CA 30 0.13 0.88 $35.32 $73,460
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $35.23 $73,280
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY (8) (8) (8) $33.26 $69,170
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 150 0.18 1.26 $32.77 $68,150
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 260 0.16 1.08 $31.19 $64,880

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.30 2.05 $20.37 $42,370
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.69 4.78 $16.22 $33,730
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area 80 1.16 8.00 $18.86 $39,220
Southwest / Southeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 2.40 $13.83 $28,760
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 1.30 $18.73 $38,960

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area 80 1.16 8.00 $18.86 $39,220
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.69 4.78 $16.22 $33,730
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area 30 0.42 2.89 $17.64 $36,700
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 2.63 $20.54 $42,720
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 2.48 $14.74 $30,650

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $38.49 $80,050
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.38 $56,940
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 1.19 $20.71 $43,080
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 2.63 $20.54 $42,720
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.30 2.05 $20.37 $42,370


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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